Ringing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrɪŋɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word ringing
Brit.  |ˈrɪŋɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word ringing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to ring

noun

- the sound of a bell ringing(syn: ring, tintinnabulation)

the ringing of the telephone
the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells

- the giving of a ring as a token of engagement
- having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant (syn: plangency, resonance, reverberance, sonority, sonorousness, vibrancy)

Examples

Do you hear that ringing sound?

...an angry, ringing denial of the charges...

There is a ringing story yet to be told of the heroism of the Italians.

She pronounced her final words in ringing tones.

the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells

The telephone has been ringing all morning!

The dog responded to the stimulus of the ringing bell.

...upon hearing the offending ringing, the teacher sarcastically cried, “Hark! Could that possibly be a cell phone?”...

...the movie has been so overhyped that one half expects its opening to be accompanied by the proverbial ringing of the welkin...

Four bells admit twenty-four changes in ringing.

The whole room echoed with his ringing voice.

The children's laughter was still ringing in my ears.

Alarm bells were ringing so I must have tripped a switch on my way in.

You could always try ringing again.

Instead of ringing for the maid, she made the tea herself.

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